Joke

Black Douglas tartan
Black Douglas tartan — the same tartan as my kilt

An English doctor is being shown around a Scottish hospital. At the end of his visit, he is shown into a ward with a number of patients who show no obvious signs of injury. He goes to examine the first patient he sees, and the man proclaims:

“Fair fa’ yer honest, sonsie face,
Great chieftain o’ the puddin’ race!”

The English doctor, somewhat taken aback, goes to the next patient, and immediately the patient launches into:

“Some hae meat and canna eat,
And some wad eat that want it.”

This continues with the next patient:

“Wee sleekit cow’rin tim’rous beastie,
O what a panic’s in thy breastie!”

“Well,” the English doctor mutters to his Scottish colleague, “I see you saved the psychiatric ward for last.”

“Oh no,” the Scottish doctor corrected him, “this is the serious Burns unit.”

Boom boom! Happy Burns Night tonight!

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 46 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Latterly, web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall. Currently on sabbatical. I am a priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, and I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir.

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